Central Asia in Washington-Moscow-Beijing Triangle

Two main integration projects – CAREC and the Eurasian Economic Union – reflect the objective to strengthen the influence in Central Asia.

“Challenges and Perspectives of Central Asia in Washington-Moscow-Beijing Geopolitical Triangle,” Anna Gussarova

The paper is devoted to the challenges and perspectives of cooperation among Central Asian states in world geopolitics triangle. Two main integration projects – CAREC and the Eurasian Economic Union, lobbied by the Kremlin and the White House, – reflect the objective to strengthen the influence in Central Asia. Despite the fact that the region is losing priority for U.S. strategists, security issues in Central Asia are still relevant for Washington. At the same time, Russia has recently adopted strategic documents for involving Central Asian region in its own sphere of influence. Currently great powers do not attempt to cause serious success, but the U.S. economic power undoubtedly will be the major factor in Washington presence in strategic region.

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